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Mineral Wells 4Hers complete community service projects

Mineral Wells 4H is an organization led by children in grades three through 12. Mineral Wells 4H has a lot of activities like cooking, shooting, fashion shows and helps members participate in the county livestock show. This months' community service project is to collect pasta for the Center of Life

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-23 16:45:00

Video shows arrest at Fort Worth hospital involving indicted officer

A video that opens with a man using the telephone to make a phone call at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has sparked a criminal investigation and a lawsuit and has criminal justice reform advocates in Fort Worth's African-American community calling for the firing of another police

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-23 03:00:00

POLICE CALLS: Mach 14-21

Following are reports filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period March 14-21. Not all calls for service result in a filed report: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 ARREST - 1203 block of N.W. 1st Avenue, 7:32 a.m. Harley L. McCown, 24, of Garland, was arrested on an outstanding count

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-22 19:30:00

After Being Shut Down the First Time, Free Underage Cool Kids Festival Is Back

"With the name, it all actually started as a joke," says Justin Piel, one of the event organizers. "Gabe Thompkins [another organizer] and I were driving one night and talking about setting up shows for our band, and the idea of having a festival came up somehow. "I ended up coming up with the name


Erin Brockovich Says She's Coming to Plano as Water District Claims Everything's Normal

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, famous for inspiring Julia Roberts' Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich, is coming to North Texas. Brockovich, who blasted the North Texas Municipal Water District last week for using a common cleaning procedure, announced on Facebook on Tuesday that


FINANCIAL FOCUS: 4 common financial planning outcomes

No two financial planning sessions are alike, but here at Corner Post Financial Planning, we do see some themes. Below, I outline several general recommendations we give often. CHANGE A HABIT This is common, especially before retirement. Often, clients need to save more for retirement, which should

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-23 18:00:00

He confessed to raping a young boy and has been behind bars 21 years. Was he railroaded?

A mentally challenged 12-year-old boy picked Johnnie Dunning out of a photo lineup and reportedly told his stepfather that "a black man raped me." Dunning, who is black and lived near the boy in Fort Worth at the time, initially claimed innocence but later pleaded guilty to raping the boy and has sp

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-23 20:11:00

Man who gave wife drugs that led to her freezer death is back in jail

PALO PINTO - A Mineral Wells man is back in trouble three years after he was convicted and sentenced for supplying drugs to his wife that led to her crawling inside a freezer and dying. Cecil Ray Huddleston, 53, was indicted Friday on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetam


Southlake Carroll Hires New Football Coach

NBC 5 News The son of a onetime Southlake Carroll High School football coach will take his father's former job, NBC 5 has confirmed. Riley Dodge, the offensive coordinator at Justin Northwest, is the son of Todd Dodge, the popular Carroll coach for six seasons beginning in 2000. Riley Dodge also led

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-03-23 22:36:25

As 'affluenza teen' Ethan Couch leaves jail, he's found forgiveness from the unlikeliest place

Tim Williams, whose longtime friend Brian Jennings was among the four people killed by "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's drunken driving in 2013, forgave Couch long before their first jailhouse visit. Now, after meeting with him almost weekly for two years, Williams believes Couch will leave jail April

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-03-23 11:00:00

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Four decades of Ford - the only hometown new car dealer

For almost 41 years Jack Powell Ford has succeeded by providing their customers the best in new and pre-owned vehicles, along with great customer service from an experienced staff. Pictured is pre-owned sales manager Chris Sandvig and his sales force.Mineral Wells Index Chris Sandvig knows why Jack

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-03-22 14:20:00

Gun with 30-round magazine, drugs and cash seized in Arlington traffic stop

A 21-year-old Mansfield man is in jail after police say they seized drugs, cash and a gun with a 30-round magazine in a traffic stop he was involved in Monday night in Arlington. Brian Xavier Williams was pulled over in the 900 block of West Sublett Road, Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook


A three-way race for Ward 3 council seat

Three candidates seek the Ward 3 seat on Mineral Wells City Council that was recently vacated by John Upham. The seat's term was set to expire in May. Ward 3 is one of four geographical seats in the seat, representing essentially the northwest quadrant of Mineral Wells. The election is May 5. Seekin


Cities set dates for spring clean up days

Area spring cleaning days are quickly approaching. The Town of Annetta is holding a community clean-up and beautification event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to pick up trash along city streets. The city will provide safety vests and trash can be dropped off at city hall. Afterward, the city will

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-22 22:00:00

Judge sets terms for Ethan Couch's release

FORT WORTH, Texas - Affluenza teen Ethan Couch will have to follow some strict guidelines once he is released from jail in a few weeks. Couch is set to get out of the Tarrant County jail on April 2, just days before his 21 birthday. But he still has several more years left on his probation. Judge Wa

FOX26HOUSTON.COM - 2018-03-22 17:43:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Couple arrested after CPS home visit

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested a Weatherford couple following a CPS (Child Protective Services) home visit. The initial investigation stemmed from an anonymous tip about drug use inside the home where a child was staying. Deputies arrived at a residence in the 5300-block of


Weatherford couple arrested after drugs found near child

A Weatherford couple was arrested and their child turned over to Child Protective Services after drugs were found in the home Thursday, Parker County Sheriff's officials said. James Robert Minshew, 33, of Weatherford, was charged with manufacture delivery of a controlled substance. Chelsea Jo Garcia


POLICE CALLS: March 7-14

Following are reported filed by Mineral Wells police based on calls for service for the period March 7-14. Not all calls for service result in a filed report. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 ARREST - 2500 block of S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, 9:07 a.m. James T. Myers, 66, of Mineral Wells, was arrested o


MILLSAP MATTERS: Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello Millsap! Spring break is almost over and the kids are back at school on Monday. Easter is just around the corner, but before we "hop" ahead, today Is St. Patrick's Day! I never really understood the green beer as the whole thing started as a religious festival of such. St. Patrick was the patr